Skip to main content
Ask Us

Board Games: Why So Ever Dick: A Card Game Based on The Novel by Herman Melville

Learn to play strategic board games at the library!

How to play Video

Rules of Play

Why So Ever Dick: A Card Game Based on The Novel by Herman Melville

why so ever dick cover art

The game where meaning is plural and unstable, often with some kind of dick joke thrown in for good measure: a faithful adaptation of MOBY-DICK to the form of a hilarious party game in which you use Melville's prose to answer pressing questions about our modern world.

Gather a half-dozen of your bosom friends and jointly plunge your harpoons into the ecstatic flank of delight and deliciousness (metaphorically). Such an abounding, affectionate, friendly, loving feeling will this avocation beget, that at last you will be continually squeezing your co-laborers' hands, and looking up into their eyes sentimentally.* 

4-30 players; 20 min; card game, mature/adult, novel-based, party game, word game themes; hand management, simultaneous action selection mechanics

Difficulty

easy difficulty